Bryce Harper set the record Thursday when he reportedly agreed to a 13-year, $330 million deal with the Philadelphia Phillies, a new record for overall dollars in Major League Baseball.
Then the Phillies went and made a lot of money of their own.
According to the Phillies' senior vice president of ticket operations John Weber, the team sold about 100,000 tickets since news broke Harper would be making his way to the City of Brotherly Love. That's about $4 million in sales in one day, according to Action Network's Darren Rovell.
The Phillies are already reaping the benefits of snagging the hottest free agent of 2019 for what will likely be the remainder of his career. Upper deck tickets to their Opening Day matchup against the Atlanta Braves on March 28 at Citizens Bank Park were going for $88 before ballooning to $99 as of 4 p.m. Thursday. If you want to see Harper up close and personal in right field, be prepared to spend at least $210 on StubHub. Tickets for their April 8 game against the Nationals behind home plate are going for $140 a piece on the Phillies' website.
The Nats will benefit from seeing Harper 247 times over the next 13 years, too. Harper will make his return to the team who drafted him on April 2, and a ticket for that game behind home plate is going for $410.
With ticket sales already going strong in Philly, expect to see plenty of Harper jersey's in the stands as well.
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